Welcome Back Students!

September 8, 2014

 

Dear Colleagues and Graduate Students,

I hope you enjoyed your summer break. Welcome back to Pace University. We have 43 new students and 81 current students enrolled in the Pace Publishing program for the Fall 2014, a total of 124 students this semester. We are also very pleased that the MS in Publishing Lab has been completely updated with all new Apple desktops providing you with the most current technology available to assist you in the program.. The faculty and staff look forward to working with you and assisting you this term.

SRaskinPlease mark your calendar for the following publishing events:  Paul Levitz will give the fall semester lecture as the David Pecker Visiting Professor on Thursday, October 30, 2014. Mr. Levitz was formerly president and publisher of DC Comics and will serve as David J. Pecker Visiting Professor for the 2014-15 academic year. His lecture will take place at 163 William Street, 18th floor at the downtown NYC campus from 6-8pm. He will discuss issues currently facing the publishing industry. Refreshments will be served.

Another major event and date to place on your calendar is Thursday, December 4, 2014. At that time the Pace University Publishing Department will host the fourth Student/Alumni Appreciation Dinner that will celebrate student excellence. The Student Appreciation Dinner will be held at 163 William Street, 18th floor from 6 to 8pm. The dinner gives us opportunity to recognize student and alumni achievement and the uniqueness of our publishing students and graduates. Please make every effort to attend both events.

We wish you a very successful semester. Please feel free to contact me or faculty or staff if you have any questions during the semester. My very best to you for a successful fall term.

Sincerely,

 

Sherman Raskin

Professor English/Publishing

Director MS in Publishing Program

Director Pace University Press

Welcome Back M.S. in Publishing Students!

Welcome back for the Fall 2014 semester!

I hope you all had a relaxing summer and that you are ready for an exciting fall semester in the MS in Publishing program!

professor-denningBe sure to check out the blog daily as we are always updating it with great information.  We start off each week with an inspiring Quote of the Week.  Other regular weekly features include: The Link of the Week, Jobs in the Spotlight and Around Town: Books and Magazine Events in NYC.  We also post monthly Alumni in the Spotlight Interviews, Faculty/Advisory Board in the Spotlight features as well as our Media Roundups and Reports from the Trenches (we love to have students blog about field trips, guest lectures, books or magazines they have read etc.) and Volunteer and Events postings. In addition, we also post numerous Internship and Employment opportunities so be sure to bookmark the blog.

The blog has also been updated to include Faculty and Staff Bios—a great way to learn more about the backgrounds and accomplishments of your professors (see tab at the top of the blog)!  In addition, the Publishing Links that run along the left side of the blog is also a great resource for networking and additional educational opportunities. A new tab, Internship Resources, has also been added to provide students with direct links to internship opportunities.

I would also like to take this time to thank you for your contributions to and feedback on the blog and we hope that you are finding it to be a useful resource. Please feel free to email me (jdenning@pace.edu) with any suggestions or comments you have. We love to hear from you and are always looking for new ways to provide you with useful information.  And, for students interested in getting putting together some writing samples, putting together a post for the blog is a great way to do that.

Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful semester!

Jane Kinney-Denning

Executive Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach
Blog Editor

Welcome Back from Professor Denning

Welcome back to the Fall 2013 Semester!

It is good to be back and posting to the blog after our brief summer break. I hope that all of you enjoyed a few lazy summer days that you had time to get in some good reading!

Be sure to check out the blog daily as we are always updating it with great information.  We start off each week with an inspiring Quote of the Week.  Other regular weekly features include: The Link of the Week, Jobs in the Spotlight and Around Town: Books and Magazine Events in NYC.  We also post montly Alumni in the Spotlight Interviews, Faculty/Advisory Board in the Spotlight features as well as our Media Roundups and Reports from the Trenches (we love to have students blog about field trips, guest lectures, books or magazines they have read etc.) and Volunteer and Events postings.

The blog has also been updated to include Faculty and Staff bios—a great way to learn more about the accomplishments of your professors!  In addition, the Publishing Links that run along the left side of the blog is also a great resource for networking and additional educational opportunities.

In closing, we would like to thank you for your contributions to and feedback on the blog and we hope that you are finding it to be a useful resource. Please feel free to email me (jdenning@pace.edu) with any suggestions or comments you have– I love to hear from you and am always looking for new ways to provide you with useful information.

Here’s to a great semester and a wonderful fall.

Best,

Professor Jane Kinney-Denning

Executive Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach

MS in Publishing Blog Editor

Welcome to the Fall 2012 Semester!

Dear MS in Publishing Graduate Students, Faculty, Advisory Board Members, and Alumni:

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Fall 2012 semester and to extend my best wishes for a successful academic year.

This semester we are proudly offering  new courses on Publishing Comics and Graphic Novels and Supply Chain Management, taught respectively by Paul Levitz, former President of DC Comics, and Thomas Dimascio, Director of Supply Chain Management at DC Comics. In addition, PUB 621, E-books: Technology, Workflow, and Business Models, is being offered online and is very popular, with over 20 students enrolled.

If you have any questions concerning your course schedules, contact Ms. Barbara Egidi, MS in Publishing Program Manager, at begidi@pace.edu.

Please note that on Monday, September 10, 2012, from 5:00 – 6:00 PM, we will hold a New Student Orientation for our students at the Pace Midtown site in the Multi-Media Lab.  All students are welcome, but I strongly encourage newly enrolled students to attend the session. Prof. Denning, Prof. Soares, Ms. Egidi and I look forward to seeing you there.

I would also like to take this opportunity to announce that Arthur A. Levine (http://www.arthuralevinebooks.com/) will serve as the Visiting Distinguished David Pecker Professor this year. In November, Mr. Levine, the Publisher and Editor of the Harry Potter series who was responsible for bringing J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter to the U.S.A., will present his first lecture (details will be posted at a later date). Mr. Levine, who has done so much for literacy and publishing, deserves this honor, and we at Pace are excited that he will be working with our faculty and students this year.

Please feel free to come in and see me and the staff if you have any questions. I look forward to working with you all this semester as our program prepares you for and educates you about the dynamic changes that are transforming the industry today.

Again, my best wishes to all for a very successful 2012-13 academic year.

Sherman Raskin

Professor of English/Publishing
Director MS in Publishing Program
Director Pace University Press
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